Role of Politics, Guilds and Pedagogy in defining Policies in Medical Education: The Pakistan Scenario
Politics in education is not a new concept and has been a sore point of discussion between academia and policy makers. The politics of medical education has led to the formation of informal guilds that have taken control over medical education. Policy decisions concerning medical/dental education affecting the lives of the community, at large are implemented without giving due consideration to the pedagogy of medical education. This paper delves into the definitions of politics, pedagogy and guilds and with evidence identifies that major policy decisions in medical education are strongly influenced by politics. The paper will discuss that politics of medical education is not necessarily a bad thing if it ensures public safety and is based on best evidence medical education. In the same context the guilds formed for medical education reforms should uphold the principles of pedagogy.
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Baig LA, Ali SK, Sarfaraz S. Role of Politics, Guilds and Pedagogy in defining Policies in Medical Education: The Pakistan Scenario. Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(6):1708-1713. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.38.6.6057
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